Grand Canyon History Timeline

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President Theodore Roosevelt, an ardent conservationist, created the Grand Canyon Game Preserve by proclamation in 1906 and the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908. He justified designating the Grand Canyon as a National Monument by citing its prehistoric archeological features and great scientific value. Learn about the first human inhabitants in the area. The history timeline provides facts and information about the people and import events relating to the history of one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

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Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th American President who served in office from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909. One of the important events during his presidency was the 1906 National Monuments Act, a law that was passed to preserve the heritage of the nation.

   
  

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Grand Canyon History Timeline for kids
The Grand Canyon History Timeline provides fast facts and important dates relating to the history of the human inhabitants of this awesome region of America, located in the State of Arizona.

● Artifacts of the first inhabitants of the area date back 3000 to 4000 years although Paleo-Indians were thought to have lived in the area as far back as 10,000 years
● The Pueblo People (Anasazi) inhabited the area nearly 1000 years ago
The six major Native American Indian Tribes are the Havasupai, Zuni, Hopi, Paiute, Navajo and the Hualapai
The Grand Canyon features strongly in the history of these Indian nations as and important part of their creation myths

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Interesting info, description and brief facts about the inhabitants of the Grand Canyon are detailed in the History Timeline and Fact Sheet.

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Grand Canyon History Timeline 1: 1540 : Hopi guides led a party of Spanish conquistadores, under Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, to the south rim of the Canyon

Grand Canyon History Timeline 2: 1826: Mountain man and pioneer James Ohio Pattie (1804-c. 1850), visited the area and documented his travels in the Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie published in 1831

Grand Canyon History Timeline 3: 1848: The U.S. gained the area in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and pathed the way for more American explorers

Grand Canyon History Timeline 4: 1857: The first official U.S. government expedition was led by soldier and botanist Lieutenant Joseph Ives (1829 1868). His expedition went on the  paddlewheel steamboat Explorer to map and survey the Colorado river.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 5: 1869: John Wesley Powell (1834 1902) led expeditions down the Colorado River and Green River in 1869 and 1872 and wrote about his experiences. Powell Plateau is named after him

Grand Canyon History Timeline 6: 1870: More American prospectors hoping to find silver or gold explored the area

Grand Canyon History Timeline 7: 1890: The Conservation Movement advocated the establishment of state and national and state parks, wildlife refuges and national monuments during the Progressive Era.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 8: 1890: Environmentalism also emerged during the Progressive Era.  Environmentalists belief that the natural world including animals, fish, birds, plants, trees, water, air and and other natural resources were sacred and should be protected from destruction or pollution.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 9: 1882: Clarence Dutton (1841 1912) was an American geologist and US Army officer wrote the Cenozoic history of the Grand Canyon district after conducting surveys in the Colorado Plateau region

Grand Canyon History Timeline 10: 1883: John Hance (1840 1919) is credited with being the first American settler - he later acted as a tourist guide

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Grand Canyon History Timeline and Timeline : Fast Facts for kids via the History Timeline Fact Sheet
Interesting info, description and brief facts about the inhabitants of the Grand Canyon are detailed in the History Timeline and Fact Sheet. Artifacts of the first inhabitants of the area date back 3000 to 4000 years although Paleo-Indians were thought to have lived in the area as far back as 10,000 years. The Pueblo People (Anasazi) inhabited the area nearly 1000 years ago.

Grand Canyon History Timeline for kids: History Timeline and Fact Sheet

Grand Canyon History Timeline 11: 1883: William Wallace Bass (1849 1902) was one of the first Americans to prospect and then settle. Bass became the first American to guide tourists to visit Cataract Canyon (now known as Havasu Canyon)

Grand Canyon History Timeline 12: 1884: The first regular tourist stagecoaches ran from the railroad stop at Peach Springs, Arizona.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 13: 1892: The Santa Fe Railway made an agreement with famous artist Thomas Moran, who had
produced some of the earliest drawings and paintings of places such as Yellowstone, to help produce advertising literature whilst they constructed the railroad line.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 14: 1894: William Bass and  writer George Wharton James prepare lantern slides to take across the country to advertise the Natural Wonder of the World attracting many famous visitors

Grand Canyon History Timeline 15: 1897: John Hance and Pete Berry, built a trail and guest ranch near Grandview Point.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 16: 1900: Travel writer George Wharton James writes a guidebook with the help of William Bass alerting Americans to the wonderful sites to be seen and its rich heritage. Publications such as these increase interest in the Conservation Movement and Environmentalism.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 17: 1901: The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway first reached the Grand Canyon and the train service begins

Grand Canyon History Timeline 18: 1901: The first automobile arrived

Grand Canyon History Timeline 19: 1901: Theodore Roosevelt, an ardent conservationist, became President and was instrumental in protecting natural features of America

Grand Canyon History Timeline 20: 1902: Geologist Francois Matthes (1874-1948) mapped the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

Grand Canyon History Timeline 21: 1902: A book of photography by Henry Peabody entitled 'Glimpses of the Grand Canyon of Arizona' was published by the Fred Harvey Company

Grand Canyon History Timeline 21: 1902 : Ellsworth and Emery Kolb establish their photographic business

Grand Canyon History Timeline 22: 1902: The naturalist, environmentalist and preservationist John Muir (1838 1914) published "Our Grand Canyon" urging visitors to not just enjoy the scenery, but "to learn something about the plants and animals and the mighty flood roaring past". Refer to Famous Environmentalists

Grand Canyon History Timeline 23: 1905: Gifford Pinchot (18651946), was appointed the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, who believed that natural resources should be used to provide the "greatest good for the greatest number of people."

Grand Canyon History Timeline 24: 1905 : The El Tovar Hotel opens:

Designed by Charles Whittlesey, Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway
The hotel was opened as a destination resort
It was one of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company in conjunction, and alongside, the Santa Fe railway

El Tovar Hotel 1905

Grand Canyon History Timeline 25: 1906: President Roosevelt created the Grand Canyon Game Preserve by proclamation in 1906 and the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908.

Grand Canyon History Timeline 26: 1906: President Roosevelt signed legislation for the National Monuments Act ( Antiquities Act) that authorized the President to establish national monuments for the preservation of historic, prehistoric, and scientific interest

Grand Canyon History Timeline 27: 1908: The Grand Canyon was created a National Monument

Grand Canyon History Timeline 28: 1910: Travel writer George Wharton James writes the guidebook called 'The Grand Canyon of Arizona: How to See It'

Grand Canyon History Timeline 29: 1912: Arizona receives statehood

Grand Canyon History Timeline 30: 1919: The Grand Canyon was designated as a National Park by President Woodrow Wilson

Grand Canyon History Timeline 31: 1956: Construction of Glen Canyon Dam is authorized

Grand Canyon History Timeline 32: 1963: The gates of Glen Canyon Dam close and the Colorado River ceases to run as a wild river through the area

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